A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 15:29:01 / February 27, 2018 @ 3:29 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:29:01 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.551° East, latitude -5.8774° South, depth = 9.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.5 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d1i1. Id of event: us1000d1i1.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. Event epicenter was 43 km (26 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and two, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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